Former Governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the state, Abba Kabir Yusuf, would win the Saturday’s supplementary election.
Senator Kwankwaso (PDP-Kano Central) also urged people of the state to conduct themselves peacefully during the Saturday’s governorship supplementary polls.
He made the appeal while reacting to a call by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government that the security agencies in the state should hold him responsible for any security breach in the state.
Reacting in a statement on Wednesday by his media aide, Binta Spikin, Kwankwaso urged people of the state to be peaceful during the election.
“Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso hereby calls on the people of Kano, cutting across political divides, to conduct themselves peacefully during the oncoming re-run election while voting for the candidate of their choice.
“Kwankwaso believes in Kano and is concerned about the fate of its teeming youths, which informed his people-oriented projects and programmes when he was the governor of Kano.
“He calls on the public to ignore all negative media articles attributes to him, especially those premised on throwing the state into chaos.
“The senator believes that in a free and fair election, PDP would win, as it had previously. Hence, a re-run will not in any way hamper the fortunes of Abba Kabir Yusuf (the PDP governorship candidate),” the statement reads.
Naija News gathered that the Kano State government through the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Garba Muhammad, in a statement had said: “It is no longer secret that Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso has seen the March 23 supplementary election as a war he is not ready to lose.
“His recent utterances indicate his ability to incite and cause violence in the state before, during and after the election. It is on record that Senator Kwankwaso has continued to mobilize his followers to cause chaos and mayhem in Kano all in the name of an election, even though he is not a candidate in the contest.”